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Dear Derbyshire Constabulary,

Under the provisions of The Freedom of Information Act 2000 please disclose;

1. List of amounts of undeclared cash seized in the period March 2016- April 2018. For each seizure indicate the date and amount.
2. List of all seizures between 01 January 2018 – 31 March 2018. For each seizure indicate;
a) Date
b) Amount
c) Type as specified in POCA 2002 section 289 (6)
d) Grounds stated by the officer for suspecting that the cash is either recoverable or intended for use in unlawful conduct
e) If the money was returned to the owner or forfeited and the reason for the forfeiture.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth M.N

Freedom of Information Office, Derbyshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your recent request which has been forwarded to the Derbyshire Constabulary FOI team for response.  However, in line with our responsibilities under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Acknowledging a Request and Providing Assistance) before I will accept your application as valid I require your full name as specified under Section 8(1)(b) of the Act.

Please be advised that no action will be taken pending such receipt.

Tara Swainson-Jenkins
Disclosure Assistant
Freedom of Information Unit 
Information Management Department
Derbyshire Constabulary, Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3RS
Tel: 0300 122 8752 (Internal 17394)
Email: [email address]
Website: www.derbyshire.police.uk

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Dear Ms Njatha,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I write in connection with your request for information as shown below.

 

1.         List of amounts of undeclared cash seized in the period March
2016- April 2018. For each seizure indicate the date and amount.

2.         List of all seizures between 01 January 2018 – 31 March 2018.
For each seizure indicate;

a)         Date

b)         Amount 

c)         Type as specified in POCA 2002 section 289 (6) 

d)         Grounds stated by the officer for suspecting that the cash is
either recoverable or intended for use in unlawful conduct

e)         If the money was returned to the owner or forfeited and the
reason for the forfeiture.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). You should expect to receive a response
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act,
subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a
third party. In some circumstances Derbyshire Constabulary may be unable
to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given
a revised timescale at the earliest opportunity.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
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unanswered.

 

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or contact the Freedom of Information Officer, on the telephone number
below quoting the reference number shown in the header of this e-mail.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Tara Swainson-Jenkins

Disclosure Assistant

Freedom of Information Unit 

Information Management Department

Derbyshire Constabulary, Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3RS

Tel: 0300 122 8752 (Internal 17394)

Email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]www.derbyshire.police.uk

 

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Dear Ms Njatha,

Thank you for your recent FOI concerning the above which is currently
receiving attention.

However, in order to best respond I seek clarification on Question 1. 

 

1.     List of amounts of undeclared cash seized in the period March 2016-
April 2018. For each seizure indicate the date and amount.  

 

Please can you clarify what is meant by the term “undeclared cash”?  Can
you also please confirm the dates the information is required for - All
reported data is collected per financial year so March 2016 - April 2018
is quite unusual.

I also need to add that pending receipt of this clarification I have
placed your request on hold where it will remain for 20 working days and
that if nothing is received within this period I will assume that the
information is no longer required and close the FOI down marked as
‘withdrawn’.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Tara Swainson-Jenkins

Disclosure Assistant

Freedom of Information Unit 

Information Management Department

Derbyshire Constabulary, Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3RS

Tel: 0300 122 8752 (Internal 17394)

Email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]www.derbyshire.police.uk

 

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Ms Njatha

 

Thank you for making a Freedom of Information request to the Derbyshire
Constabulary.

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kevin Lea

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management, Derbyshire Constabulary, Police Headquarters,
Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire.  DE5 3RS

Tel: 101   Direct Dial: 0300 122 5487 

Email: [1][email address]

Web: [2]http://www.derbyshire.police.uk

 

 

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